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Old March 30th, 2011, 10:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I was in the market for a new phone, I started watching the Droid Incredible forum. I watched for news and leaks of pictures and possible release dates. The activity was buzzing. And when it was finally released, the forum flooded with activity. You could post something, refresh the page and it was already on page 2.

So why is there nothing for the Xoom? Is this just not a desirable item yet?

There are very few accessories on the market, limited information and seemingly little buzz.

I don't get it....

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I noticed that when the Verizon version released. I am hoping more activities when the WIFI model released over the weekend.
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Agreed, also a Dinc owner. The Dinc is a year old next month and there is more activity there everyday than the Xoom. XDA is the same for Xoom though. I'm not rooting until after the 4G update and SD card support. I'm wondering if others are like me. Truth is, I rooted my Dinc for free wifi tethering and to get 2.2 before it was pushes. With the development of all the different ROMS its been fun flashing my phone. I'm wonderig how much fun it will be to flash my Xoom over and over. Not as much I'm guessing.
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I never had to root my Dinc - there is a workaround to turn on the stock hot spot app.

I bought a wifi xoom because I expect to use the hot spot app when necessary.

And I don't really understand roms and flashes and such...
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I'm playing with my Xoom too much to have time to post here.
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I'm playing with my Xoom too much to have time to post here.
+1 I don't need to come to a forum to get confirmation that I have a good device that is useful to me. I'm too busy seeing how far I can take my Xoom to care about how people feel this tablet compares to an iPad or some other tablet that isn't out yet.
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I'm playing with my Xoom too much to have time to post here.
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I purchased the Xoom for the following

ereader
internet
Downloading PDF files for mobility

So far no problems at all... other than the weight. After reading all the reviews I expected a few problems or lock-ups maybe because I don't add many apps and have yet to customize, my problems have yet to surface.

But no question traffic is minimal especially compared to the ipad forums.
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I love mine but im not going to be hacking it until after the 4g update either. For now the thing is great as it is though!
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Little surprised here too on the traffic. I do see that the Moto customer forum is very busy.
I have a Droid X and those forums are way busy all the time....usually 200-300 people viewing the discussion forum at any one time.

I think the Xoom forums will pick up. Loving mine. Using Touchdown for Outlook from Nitrodesk, Gmail, stock broswer, QuickOffice HD, CNN, TuneIn Radio, Scanner Radio, Rockplayer Lite, Pulse, Marine Weather, Wifi Analyzer, Google Books

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many people are looking at the other tablets coming out and are weighing their options. forums are usually for people who have questions or problems and rarely do folks come on a forum just to sit and talk.

theres much info on the xoom on multiple sites, pick your poison. some come here, some go to xda, some go to other sites...

this forum has a lot of activity.. most people are hitting up a handful of threads so look at the forums and the thread counts and posts in those threads.... lots of activity.

im just curious what type of activity the OP wants to see? the rooting section has some activity, troubleshooting,, accessories... the movie thread is busy now since most people want to watch movies.

others are lurking and reading questions already posted so there is no need for them to post..

and yeah most are just playing with it and using it.

so i feel there is plenty of activity here which has INCREASED since the wifi only version released... those folks are now gravitating to forums looking for answers and finding their questions have already been asked and answered since the 3G model has been out over a month now...
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I als think that activity seems to have decreased since a certain person who just seemed to bait people got put on /ignore. There might be more discussion than most people normally see.
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So far no problems at all... other than the weight.
I have the exact feeling about the weight. However, when I mentioned it in other thread, some members will start saying Americans are fat and whimpy to complain about something 1.6lb. I see xoom's weight is an issue and i'm entitled to my opinion.
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Don't sweat it, I thought my Droid 1 was clunky and heavy.

I don't mind whiny losers who can't quit smoking thinking I'm fat and lazy. At least I don't smell like cigarettes, cloying cologne, BO, or curry.
Devices should not be clunky. We are in the 21st-frickin-century and have 22" transparent displays. This crap should be hovering! We are woefully behind schedule from these devices being able to build me an island and then transforming into a jet and flying me there.
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I'm just waiting for the device to be, well...enabled.
As it stands now, my rooted Droid is far more useful than this Xoom. 20% of my apps actually work full screen, and about the balance that makes up half of them all work ''small screen''.
Thankfully Documents To Go works well as do a few other good office apps. It's not like the Xoom is entirely useless in this state, but compared to what we all know Android devices are capable of, it's definitely inarguably crippled right now.
Until some potential is unlocked, I don't foresee a lot of Xoom-specific buzz on these forums.
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I still check the forum every day. But I haven't needed to post anything, nor have I really noticed any problems that amounted to something I could contribute to. The Xoom is working great! No issues whatsoever. As a matter of fact I don't think mine has been rebooted in a couple of weeks.

I really do hate that the price point is a little too high for the device, being that it's a first generation device going up against a behemoth veteran. But I hope people still consider it, as it is an excellent device.
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There's definitely more activity on a phone forum than a tablet purely because of the necessity of each. It's to the point where almost everybody needs a phone. Tablets are an accessory.. and a much more expensive one at that.

There are a lot more people on this forum than others relating to Android, there's just less activity in the Xoom section. Other Android forums have more active Xoom sections.


Also, what Mitchrapp said.
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When I was in the market for a new phone, I started watching the Droid Incredible forum. I watched for news and leaks of pictures and possible release dates. The activity was buzzing. And when it was finally released, the forum flooded with activity. You could post something, refresh the page and it was already on page 2.

So why is there nothing for the Xoom? Is this just not a desirable item yet?

There are very few accessories on the market, limited information and seemingly little buzz.

I don't get it....
The xoom forums on androidcentral are definitely more active if you haven't checked them out yet. Not sure why they're not equally active on Phandroid. Even though I hang out at Phandroid more I find myself mostly going there for Xoom stuff because of the greater traffic.
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There's no activity cause everyone is done complaining, there's nothing left to complain about. There's also nothing positive to talk about. Its like were on a sailboat in the middle of the ocean, holding out for a stiff breeze to push us to shore, but silently accepting that it may never come. The downside to adopting early and drinking koolaid with a sugar substitute. No matter the taste, it'll always come up a bit short.
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so i feel there is plenty of activity here which has INCREASED since the wifi only version released... those folks are now gravitating to forums looking for answers and finding their questions have already been asked and answered since the 3G model has been out over a month now...
That's me. I waited until wifi only came out and bought a Xoom straight away. Candidly, the wifi only version of the iPad (and the lowest memory version at that) was the biggest seller.
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I have the exact feeling about the weight. However, when I mentioned it in other thread, some members will start saying Americans are fat and whimpy to complain about something 1.6lb. I see xoom's weight is an issue and i'm entitled to my opinion.
It's the same weight as the iPad 1, though the iPad 2 is down to 1.33 oz. I think it's the fact that the Xoom is designed for landscape view rather than Portrait view so it's a little awkward rather than heavy. To wit, I paid double what I paid for the Xoom for a Sony Vaio X that weighs the exact same and curiously, the Sony feels 'lighter'. I guess it's our expectations.
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Well if you look at all the tablet sections on this forum, you see the Xoom has the most amount (over 9000!).

However if this was a Canadian specific website, I can assure you Motorola products wouldn't get much buzz, Motorola are horrible with non-US/Korea consumer markets, I've been a Motorola user for 18+ years and I quit as soon as I started using their smartphones and I sure as hell am not bothering with their tablets.
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Well, there are still a couple of folks here who feel that Motorola stole their bike and kicked their dog. I don't have a bike or dog, Motorola is now eyeying my car. Since I own a Ford, I say they'll get what they deserve if they take that, lol.
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Don't sweat it, I thought my Droid 1 was clunky and heavy.

I don't mind whiny losers who can't quit smoking thinking I'm fat and lazy. At least I don't smell like cigarettes, cloying cologne, BO, or curry.
Devices should not be clunky. We are in the 21st-frickin-century and have 22" transparent displays. This crap should be hovering! We are woefully behind schedule from these devices being able to build me an island and then transforming into a jet and flying me there.
Transformers, tablets in disguise?
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So far no problems at all... other than the weight.
The weight is a problem? It amazes me when ~1/4 of a pound is a problem. I can see if you were carrying a box of them around all the time. I can see if you were talking about an application on a lot smaller scale, but the added weight that's almost the equivalent weight of 4 ounces of water? (It is the equivalent of 4 ounces of water difference comparing the Xoom wifi to the upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1... it's like 3.68 ounces different between Xoom wifi to the ipad 2, and even taking the added weight for the full xoom model, that's only adding ~0.05 pounds, (less than an ounce) in addition to figures above.)

I just don't get it. Sure it would be nice. I wish it were a little lighter just so I didn't have to hear people question why I got the xoom over ipad and say it's too heavy etc, but I don't get where people are coming from on this thing. How is that much added weight really a problem? I don't think I've *ever* been in a situation where having to have the equivalent of 1/5 of a 20 ounce bottle of soda/water added to what I had to do physically (heck, even included the added mass of the bottle) would have caused any problems.

I used to rock climb... perhaps when I had 40+ pieces of gear on me, I can understand where shaving on average 2-3 ounces a piece would be incredibly beneficial, but we're talking about maxing out physical capabilities, where a few extra pounds makes a huge difference. I just can't fathom how the weight of the Xoom compared to any other tablet on the market could be a problem. I get how you could think it'd be nice to have one of the other tablets' weight specs, but in practice, I just don't see it.
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Lol, I agree. Sure when someone who owns an iPad holds the Xoom they say "wow, it's heavy" because it is noticeable. But to say the weight is a problem? No way.
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OK, I will come out and say it. Most of you just don't understand because you are guys. I don't care how sexist that sounds. I have enough stuff to carry so yes every gram counts. The heavier each piece is, the more carefully I have to choose which taser I put in my purse because I am more likely to wish I had that on me than a phone, tablet or makeup kit.
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OK, I will come out and say it. Most of you just don't understand because you are guys. I don't care how sexist that sounds. I have enough stuff to carry so yes every gram counts. The heavier each piece is, the more carefully I have to choose which taser I put in my purse because I am more likely to wish I had that on me than a phone, tablet or makeup kit.
You have more than one? lol

And yes 1.5 lbs is a bit heavy for a tablet because if you're sitting there holding it and watching a video, your arm will get tired in about 5 minutes, I tried this with the iPad and had to rest it on the armrest of the chair. I also used the 7" Galaxy tab and that was much easier to hold up longer (half a lbs?).
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"I'm sorry sir. not only our tofu is heavy, it is also only half baked even though the chef promised it'll be fully cooked after you paid for it."
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As someone who's been lugging a 17" laptop (and gear) the weight is not an issue at all. Plus most of the time my Xoom is on my desk, counter,etc in the portfolio case
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Welp, if the Xoom had usb host, I would have one. Solid device, but I need the host function.
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There's no activity cause everyone is done complaining, there's nothing left to complain about. There's also nothing positive to talk about. Its like were on a sailboat in the middle of the ocean, holding out for a stiff breeze to push us to shore, but silently accepting that it may never come. The downside to adopting early and drinking koolaid with a sugar substitute. No matter the taste, it'll always come up a bit short.
Ditto. Moto's lack of apparent effort in fixing things like the microsd that is STILL not working is a tad lame, considering Asus has a working slot.

Sure, Google have been buttheads trying to impose contained storage and get rid of other storage with Honeycomb, but Moto has to get er' done.
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I love my WiFi xoom, however I'm having difficulty with motorola dt software???? I dl the exe file and it says that it dl but when I reboot my comp, it's still just an exe file??
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Old April 13th, 2011, 10:03 AM   #36 (permalink)
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I love my WiFi xoom, however I'm having difficulty with motorola dt software???? I dl the exe file and it says that it dl but when I reboot my comp, it's still just an exe file??
No idea what you are talking about
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As someone who's been lugging a 17" laptop (and gear) the weight is not an issue at all. Plus most of the time my Xoom is on my desk, counter,etc in the portfolio case
I guess that's the whole thing for me -about the extra few ounces being a silly complaint (IMO). I'm also used to lugging a case around that contains my 17" lap and associated crap. And although that laptop was kick-ass when I got it, the Xoom is just as quick and responsive at three things it can do so far.
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As others have noted, I'm waiting for the 4G upgrade before I do anything. There is also the fact that Google hasn't released Honeycomb yet, so the community hasn't been able to do anything (in regard to mods and such).
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I am at the point of hating my xoom .. I get many devices the first day they come out and usually hold on until they get better .... but here we are months later and now I am just disappointed.. I don't care about the SD card or the 4g .. First things first a web browser that I don't have to debug EVERYTIME i use it, The browser lags, while typing, worse than my grandma writing an email with her glasses off, a market that I can comment on and get developer email addresses from .. APPS .. the apps are ridiculous. No facebook and then I am supposed to use a mobile website on a HD screen .. STFU ... I've been quiet and not posting too because I was trying to get a f@^# tumblr app to work .. My not optimized twitter makes me crazy .. I find that I rather do shit on my DX .. Why have we not seen one update?

If motorola asks why their sales are low let me be the first to say nobody wants to buy 1/2 a product ... and 2 months later it's still half a product .. You're trying to sell one shoe motorola .. DO YOU HEAR ME?

I've sat in many discussions with iOs people and tell them why I prefer android over iOs and as I debate with them I get envious on how they can whip though social media, browse with ease, and stream netflix

I mean I love the flash compatibility but it isn't flawless .. I love all the customization of android... I love being able to download and unzip file .. I love tunee music and bit torrents ... But if you're going to give us a lack of social media apps then you need to at least give us a browser that works.. I don't like Dolphin HD cause the tabs scroll up and you have to rescroll up to click other tabs .. firefox is low resolution as is Miren and Dolphin mini(which is my favorite browser I wish they made it in HD)

So everyone can sit here and tell me the Kool Aid tastes good but the question is "Aren't you still thirsty?" .. Please motorola give us a glass of water .. We are die hards here .. We jumped on at a high ticket of $800 That's almost 2 iPads .. hook your peoples up!
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As I've stated already, I'm in it for long haul. But that doesn't mean I don't sympathize with those who are frustrated and disappointed.
That was definitely one of the best posts on that subject I've read on any forum.
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I am at the point of hating my xoom .. I get many devices the first day they come out and usually hold on until they get better .... but here we are months later and now I am just disappointed.. I don't care about the SD card or the 4g .. First things first a web browser that I don't have to debug EVERYTIME i use it, The browser lags, while typing,
I only experience typing frustration on this site. Sell it on eBay if it's bothering you that much. If I got more mileage out of my Droid phone than this, I would have taken it back when the trial was over.
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I only experience typing frustration on this site. Sell it on eBay if it's bothering you that much. If I got more mileage out of my Droid phone than this, I would have taken it back when the trial was over.
If you do sell it take your time and date for awhile. Don't jump right back into marriage. The grass is not always greener! Separation may help your heart grow fonder for the xoom. Above all, no one night stands.
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You meant to reply to the guy above me I hope. :P
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I only experience typing frustration on this site. Sell it on eBay if it's bothering you that much. If I got more mileage out of my Droid phone than this, I would have taken it back when the trial was over.
Sold it on eBay, bought an iPad 2 and haven't had one regret since. Wish I'd been smarter and not lost $300 to begin with. BTW I'm typing this on my iPad 2 and there is ZERO lag like there was with my Xoom. I just wish there was a Phandroid app in the AppStore. Any chance they'll open Tapatalk back up for those of us that use both brands now? I didn't think so.
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Nope, suck it up and use the browser. It's OK. While the Phandroid app doesn't lag one bit for me, it still pales in comparison to XDA's app (there is a new build for Honeycomb that is excellent.) The Xoom forum is better, too.
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